Monday, October 21, 2013

General Conference Jeopardy

My sister-in-law Emmalee Christensen has kindly agreed to kick off this round of General Conference Review Lessons, by sharing the online General Conference Jeopardy game that she created.  It's interactive, very fun to use, adaptable to various ages, and can help kids learn to identify the prophets.  To tell you more about it and to share her testimony of General Conference, here's Emmalee!

I think President Monson summed it up best when he said the following, "In my journal tonight, I shall write, “This has been one of the most inspiring sessions of any general conference I’ve attended. Everything has been of the greatest and most spiritual nature.”

Elder Robert D. Hales really set the tone as the first speaker following the Prophet for General Conference Saturday morning.  He gave a hallmark talk as to not only the "why" of general conference but what to do with all these great talks.  Here are some of excepts from his talk.

"We make a serious mistake if we assume that the conference is above their intellect and spiritual sensitivity. To the young members of the Church, I promise that if you will listen, you will feel the Spirit well up within you. The Lord will tell you what He wants you to do with your life."

"The greatest blessings of general conference come to us after the conference is over.  

"This is His general conference. I promise you in His name that if you pray with a sincere desire to hear your Heavenly Father’s voice in the messages of this conference, you will discover that He has spoken to you to help you, to strengthen you, and to lead you home into His presence."

I want my children to know and feel the voice of the Lord when his servants speak to us. 
As a deaf parent, I know that one does not need to be a "hearer of the word" to get the very most from General Conference.  

Learning to feel the voice of the Lord as it speaks to us has more power to change us than simply being "hearers of the word."  Think back to some of the most cherished experiences you had when the spirit spoke to you.  Perhaps you can remember certain details, but almost always we reflect on how we felt.  So it is with general conference.

Alma said it best, "if ye have experienced a change of heart, and if ye have felt to sing the song of redeeming love, I would ask, can ye feel so now?"

Such an opportunity needs to come into our home more than two times a year, and Elder Hales has urged us to make these talks a part of our family home evening lessons.  

I created a Jeopardy game for my family to review all the talks from general conference. 

This could be a great game to begin and conclude your round of teaching them the talks from general conference.  

May you all hear, feel, and be changed by the voice of the Lord's servants as you teach your family.  

Emmalee Christensen
Wife, Mother, Primary Chorister for the Salt Lake City ASL Ward, Part Time Seminary & Institute Teacher for the Deaf, Pregnant with #3 on the Way, and I'm Deaf :)


Some tips for General Conference Jeopardy Game:
Here are some adjustments to the game so it can easily be adapted to all levels. 
  • Youngsters: Have a copy of the General Authorities of the Church.  Help them find their picture and name.
  • Teens: See how well they do at guessing who gave the quote.  There is also picture prompt if needed.  
Some other tips to help you navigate through the game:
Once you've started the game in PP (powerpoint) mode.
Click on the box.
Click the right arrow button on your key board.
First click will show a picture of the general authority to give a hint.
Second Click shows their name.
To Go Back to the Main screen click the light blue arrow button on bottom left of the screen. 

PS - Yes, I am still looking for people to help by sharing their General Conference lessons here on my blog during the next six months.  Shoot me an email if you are interested:  And thanks to those who have already, enthusiastically responded!


  1. What a GREAT game! I am able to open it, but when I click on the points to display the question it won't open. I wonder if my computer needs to download a program to do that??

  2. Try this: click on File (upper left, red), choose Save As, then click on Download to your computer. Then you can open it in PowerPoint.

  3. I could share my lesson for RS next month in Nov on Carole M. Stephens' talk-Do we know what we have?

  4. This all sounds so fun. Thanks for the thoughts and the tutorial for making the game.
    Blessings for sharing this one!

  5. General Conference Jeopardy has become a tradition in our family! My kids love it. :) Hurray for more shared versions. :)